Hanif Shabazz Bey - RDTW 2016

Much respect to the organizers of this annual run, and the participants. I have been a runner since 1970, but now as I am turning 66, and the only place I have access to run is around a concrete basketball court, my running is limited, in an effort to preserve my knees.

I would run much more if I could run on a dirt surface, but for now, I do “Jumping Jacks”, “Burpees”, and work the “Universal Machine.” However, on September 4th and 11th, I will run for a half hour on each of those days, because running is a very spiritual act. So on those days, I will run with you in the spirit of Geronimo, Nat Turner, and Joe Hill in fervent resistance!

Regardless of who goes into the White House, Hillary or Donald, 2017 promises to be a year where the downtrodden masses will have to circle the wagons in order to withstand the walls of oppression. So let us all have a strong run, with resistance to oppression on our minds!

STRONG RUN! Hanif S. Bey